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The Clouds

Patrick Keiller
1989
20mins Black & White 16mm

The Clouds

Black and white shots of the landscape in the North of England. The camera moves slowly, looking carefully, and occasionally stops.
Landscape and architecture blend in this splendid photography.
At the same time, the voice over provides a powerful narration. Excerpts from Lucretius's De Rerum Natura, from myths of the world's creation, come together in a monologue through which the narrator attempts to piece together the history of his life, and searches for his roots.

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